The National LGBT Health Education Center
We provide educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people.
This new study “Pubertal Suppression for Transgender Youth and Risk of Suicidal Ideation” exams associations between access to pubertal suppression and suicidality. The study demonstrates a significant inverse association between treatment with pubertal suppression during adolescence and lifetime suicidal ideation among transgender adults who ever wanted this treatment. This suggests that pubertal suppression for transgender adolescents who want this treatment is associated with favorable mental health outcomes. This study was recently published in PEDIATRICS, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The online version of this article is located here.
Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health is a national CME course developed in response to a high volume of queries from clinicians and health care staff seeking to learn about providing high-quality care for patients who identify as a sexual or gender minority.
The National LGBT Health Education Center is pleased to announce the launch of its PrEP ECHO program, a national online learning collaborative supported by HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care, that uses the groundbreaking ECHO model to bring together care teams at health centers from across the country to develop expertise and capacity for PrEP implementation.
“A Blueprint for Planning and Implementing a Transgender Health Program” was recently published in the journal, Annals of Family Medicine. Authored by Director of Training and Education Programs, Dr. Alex S. Keuroghlian, Dr. Anna M. Morenz, Cei A. Lambert, and Dr. Ruben Hopwood, this article presents a blueprint for planning and implementing a transgender health program within a primary care practice in order to enhance the capacity of the health care system to meet the physical and mental health needs of this underserved population.
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